Guardianship & Conservatorship Disputes
As someone ages, it may become apparent that a guardian is necessary to help a loved one. In this process, however, disputes can and do occur. Legal disputes may happen as a result of disagreement over whether someone should be appointed in this role or who should be appointed in such a role. After someone has already been appointed, it may be discovered that the guardian is not acting in the best interests of an incapacitated adult.
Financial & Power of Attorney Abuse
When someone else has been appointed to help represent the interests of an incapacitated adult, unfortunately, this can sometimes lead to abuse of that adult. If you or other family members suspect that someone is using undue influence or making decisions not in the best interests of the adult, you need to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible. The primary goal of anyone holding a power of attorney should be to act in the adult’s best interests.
Litigation Regarding Trustees
Litigation may also emerge against trustees. If trustees fail to communicate, engage in theft, or are uncooperative, beneficiaries may bring forward a legal claim against them. One of the most important things to do in this situation is to consult with a lawyer who is knowledgeable about the legal system, and the processes and rights to which a beneficiary may be entitled. Trusts, estates, and wills can be very complex when you are not under the guidance of an attorney.
Failing to get appropriate legal representation could lead to unnecessary delays and frustration in your case. When time is of the essence and getting things right matters, hiring a lawyer who you can trust can significantly benefit your legal case.
If you have concerns about a will or conflict among family members and beneficiaries, it is in your best interest to retain a lawyer who is knowledgeable about these procedures and who can untangle this complex situation in order to resolve the matter effectively.